A 38-year-old member asked:
what is bilateral pars defect? does it heal up?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pars defect: Also called spondylolysis, is a defect in the pars of the vertebral arch, most commonly caused by stress fracture, and usually treated with physical therapy.
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Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Spondylolisthesis...: If pars defect is bilateral, this may allow slippage of one vertebra relative to another (spondylolisthesis).
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Last updated Jul 9, 2014
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